Giants’ Joe Panik first player to homer in back-to-back 1-0 wins

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LOS ANGELES — Even the movie moguls of Hollywood might find the script Giants second baseman Joe Panik has written over the season’s first two days too preposterous to turn into a film.

Panik homered off All-Star Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning on Friday, the only run in the Giants’ 1-0 win in Los Angeles. It was a familiar scene: Panik’s fifth-inning homer on Thursday off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was the only run in San Francisco’s win on Opening Day.

“This spring, I felt really good about my swing and just carried that momentum into the season,” Panik said. “Granted, for me as hitter, two home runs in two games off those guys, that’s a good feeling. It’s not something you really expect or try to do.”

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Panik became the first player to homer for his team in back-to-back 1-0 victories. In a sport as old as baseball, that’s impressive enough. But to do it at Dodger Stadium, against Kershaw and Jansen, in the

Article source: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/22973844/san-francisco-giants-joe-panik-makes-history-solo-hr-sinks-los-angeles-dodgers

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